If you’re reading this article for a PC build, then you’re very much interested in getting a good gaming experience in playing games under a value-oriented budget. This guide focuses on the aspects being comfortable with the entry level price of around 40K for a good and enjoyable gaming experience.
Nowadays, playing games isn’t cheap but if you plan on having the patience to game on an in-built intel HD graphics. I had that experience for 6 years, until I bought a good laptop recently. (Note that all the prices were recorded during the the time of writing, so prices may have changed when you read this.)
First things first, you need to consider the processor for this price,
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Intel Core i3 9100F 9th Gen Processor (at ₹8,500)
Intel Core i3 9100F is the 9th Generation Desktop Processor by Intel which has 4 Cores and 4 Threads. the bottom clock frequency of i3 9100F is 3.6GHz which may be boosted up to 4.2GHz. It doesn’t accompany an integrated GPU hence it requires a separate Graphics Card for display. This is good for overall playability for most games which doesn’t require CPU horsepower but the power a GPU.
Here are the specifications of the Intel i3 9100F Processor:
Interface LGA 1151
Base Frequency 3.6GHz
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Max Frequency 4.2GHz
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The second thing to consider is a perfect motherboard for our rig, so we’ve considered this one,
Asus Prime H310M-E R2.0 Motherboard (at ₹5,500)
Asus Prime H310M-E R2.0 may be a specially designed motherboard for 8th generation Intel Core processors with an integrated M.2 slot. it’s the most cost effective and an optimum choice for a budget gaming PC build at this price range.
Asus Prime H310M-E E2.0 motherboard supports Socket LGA1151 for 9th Gen and 8th Gen Intel Core, Pentium Gold, and Celeron processors. using this motherboard, you’ll get two RAM slots that support DDR4 3000/2666/2400/2133MHz RAM sticks alongside an HDMI port and a VGA port.
Now comes the heart of the games that you’re going to conquer,
ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1650 OC 4GB Graphics Card (at ₹12,000)
The ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1650 OC 4GB Graphics Card is worth the price and performance that you’re going to gain, also with this being overclocked, you’ll get more gain in the performance in games. It is based on the new NVIDIA Turing architecture, it’s packed with GDDR5 fast memory. You can pretty much play most games on it with 1080p high graphics pre-set. It will give a consistent FPS which ranges from 30 ~ 100 depending on the games you play. Hope you have great time enjoying with this card.
Next, we have the memory of the computer, make sure it’s pretty fast,
Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR4 RAM (3000MHz) (at ₹3,500)
Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR4 RAM may be a 3000MHz memory stick that’s perfect for this budget gaming PC build. Though there’s a way to upgrade the memory of the RAM but just in case you upgrade your PC, you’ll buy another 8GB DDR4 RAM stick thus making it a complete of 16GB RAM for your PC.
But we recommend you to upgrade your RAM as long as you’re upgrading your Graphics Card otherwise 8GB RAM is ideal.
For the storage part, this has a good speed for the price,
Western Digital 1TB Internal disk drive (7200 RPM) (at ₹3,500)
While keeping in mind the dimensions of games and software at the present, Western Digital 1TB Internal disk drive is that the one you would like for your budget gaming PC. If you wish Seagate most, then you can choose that too. Make sure it’s 7200 RPM!
This storage option is pretty optional, but if you want faster boot times in your PC, then I’ll definitely recommend this one, trust me, you don’t want Windows 10 (if that’s you’re using) to run slow on your PC…
Western Digital 240GB Internal Solid-State Drive (at ₹3,000)
Western Digital 240GB Internal SSD are often an ideal companion for your WD 1TB disk drive. The performance of SSDs is way better than HDDs as they take little or no time else your system, launch apps, and open files. You can organize your more important games by installing in this drive.
The WD 240GB SSD offers a reading speed up to 545MB/s and it’s available in 2.5”/7mm cased and M.2 2280 form factors to accommodate most PCs.
With all the mighty power that goes to play games, you should have decent power supply to give you the control of that power.
Corsair VS450W Certified Power Supply (at ₹3,800)
Corsair VS450W Power Supply is a perfect choice for a budget gaming PC build at 40K. We might not recommend you to travel for 550W because it isn’t required for this build.
All that power parts need a home to stay in, with a good breeze of air breathe too,
Corsair Carbide Series Mid-Tower Steel Gaming Case (at ₹2,800)
Corsair Carbide Series Mid Tower Steel Gaming Case may be a perfect cabinet to put all of your components. the rationale for choosing this one is that this cabinet provides enough space for your future up-gradation. Just in case you would like to upgrade your processor, motherboard and graphics card, you don’t have to upgrade your cabinet.
The build’s total cost comes tightly under 40K (excluding the SSD component), if you add the SSD, it comes at 43K which is highly recommended.
With this build, you can stay pretty happy with the performance you get for your price. Hope you liked the components that we recommended. Also, try to get most of the price by getting them in the offline stores because online prices are pretty high. The links we provided were just for reference which would give you an idea of the parts. If you buy them online itself, then sure go ahead! Congratulations on your future build!